Did you know that several medals were struck in 1959/1960 to commemorate Hawaii's admission as the 50th state to the Union?
As part of Hawaii's admission as the 50th state to the United States of America, several medals were stuck in celebration during the years 1959 (statehood) and 1960 (50th star added to US flag). Many of these medals have low mintage numbers. There are 5 medal design types that expands to 22 variants.
Each of these Hawaii statehood medals are also collected in other numismatic specialties such as: so called dollars, so called half-dollars, Alaska Statehood, and statehood medals.
These other specialties areas increases the demand and drives the prices higher due to their minuscule mintage numbers.
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